The measurements of the new RS Q3** are all larger as compared to those of the predecessor model. At 4,506 millimeters (14.8 ft), it is 96 millimeters (3.8 in) longer than its predecessor. Its width has increased by 10 millimeters (0.4 in) to 1,851 millimeters (6.1 ft), and its height has increased by 4 millimeters to 1,602 millimeters (5.3 ft) (without the roof antenna) as compared to the first generation of the RS Q3. In combination with its wheelbase – extended by 77 millimeters (3.0 in) to 2,680 millimeters (8.8 ft) – it is much more spacious than before. Within the segment, it exceeds its competitors in terms of both shoulder room at the front and rear and knee room in the rear compartment.

The new RS Q3 Sportback** is also among the most spacious models in its segment. It is 4,507 mm (14.8 ft) long, 1,557 mm (5.1 ft) tall (without the roof antenna), and 1,851 mm (6.1 ft) wide. The high-performance SUV Coupé is therefore 45 millimeters (1.8 in) flatter than its sister model. The wheelbase of the Sportback also measures 2,680 millimeters (8.8 ft).

Maximum variability: the space concept

The new RS Q3** and RS Q3 Sportback** are designed as fully fledged five-seater models and also offer maximum everyday usability for all their sportiness. As standard, the rear bench, including the center armrest and cup holder, can be moved longitudinally by 150 millimeters (5.9 in) in the RS Q3** and by 130 millimeters (5.1 in) in the RS Q3 Sportback**; the backrest is divided into three sections at a ratio of 40:20:40 and can be tilted in seven increments. Depending on the position of the rear bench and backrests, the luggage compartment holds between 530 liters (18.7 cu ft) and 675 liters (23.8 cu ft); with the backrests folded down, it holds 1,525 liters (53.9 cu ft) (Sportback: 1,400 liters (49.4 cu ft)). Audi also offers an electric tailgate upon request. In conjunction with the convenience key, the driver can open and close it with a foot motion.

A compound of hot-formed steel forms the backbone of the passenger cell in the body of the RS Q3** and the RS Q3 Sportback**. The body’s high level of rigidity is a basic requirement for the precise handling, the top-of-the-line manufacturing quality, and the high level of crash safety. Extensive sound insulation and sophisticated aeroacoustics ensure that the interior of the two compact RS models is very quiet. The windshield is made of acoustic glass as standard.

** The collective fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this press information.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.